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Digital learning grad requirements (new law)

Published (5/25/2012)
By Erin Schmidtke
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A new law sponsored by Rep. Pam Myhra (R-Burnsville) and Sen. Carla Nelson (R-Rochester) will require students graduating in 2017 and later to receive one digital learning course credit. Though the subject matter can vary from English to economics, the method of instruction would need to be based in technology.

Myhra and other supporters said the law is needed for Minnesota’s students to learn needed technology skills, which will help them stay competitive in later life. Myhra believes the “blended learning” approach helps students learn about subjects that interest them at an individualized pace.

Opponents said that low-income school districts, especially those in rural areas where broadband access is less common, would be unable to meet the standards.

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